United enjoyed a spectacular end to their Premier League campaign, blitzing their opposition as the goals of Anthony Martial, Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford ensured Champions League qualification.
The form of Fernandes, a January recruit from Sporting Lisbon, also played a pivotal role in the improvement of Solskjaer’s side as he assumed the role of United’s creator in chief.
Fernandes sought the advice of former Old Trafford hero after he finally agreed to move to the Premier League following months of arduous negotiations and he confirmed his international team-mate still holds the club close to his own heart.
When asked whether he discussed the transfer with Ronaldo as part of the insightful interview, Fernandes replied: ‘I spoke with him after, not before. I said before – Manchester, for me, was the dream team.
‘I always wanted to play for this team and it doesn’t matter who can talk about it – bad or good, I will come.
‘It was my dream to play in the Premier League,” he added. “I have the choice to come to Manchester United and it was two dreams in one. It was perfect.
‘Of course, I spoke with Cristiano after and he spoke very well about the club. I spoke with him some days ago, again.
‘He likes the club, I think he won his first Ballon d’Or here, so it’s a club who’ve marked him, for sure.’